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What We Do


If you have a long term need, here are some of the Buncombe area resources that may be able to assist you:


In the pursuit of a community free of sexual violence, Our VOICE serves all individuals in Buncombe County affected by sexual assault and abuse, through counseling, advocacy, and education.

Helpmate provides services to victims of domestic violence in Buncombe County. Helpmate is a proud onsite partner at the Buncombe County Family Justice Center (FJC), located at 35 Woodfin St in Asheville. Survivors of domestic abuse are welcome to walk-in to access Helpmate’s services Monday through Friday from 8am to 5pm at the FJC.


Our organization was founded to support those in need in our community. For almost 30 years, Eblen Charities has provided assistance to our neighbors in need during some of the worst times of their lives. We accomplish this with a small staff, an army of volunteers, and this community's support and involvement.

Community Action Opportunities is a catalyst for individual, family and community change. We help hundreds of people each year to transform their lives. As a Community Action Agency, founded in 1964 by the Economic Opportunity Act, we work with citizens who live on limited incomes, elected public officials and private sector representatives to confront and solve the problems that cause poverty.

My Sister's Place, Inc. is a non-profit agency that seeks to end Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault by offering direct assistance
to victims and inspiring awareness in Madison County, NC.

ABCCM is generously supported by over 289 churches of all denominations and 6,100 trained volunteers and provides emergency assistance to anyone in need regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, or disability. ABCCM stimulates doing together what individual congregations and individuals cannot do separately. While responding to meet emergency needs, we develop strategic plans to address root causes of poverty, take steps to achieve independent living skills and restore lives in the community. We accomplish this through these ministries: Crisis Ministry, Jail/ Ministry, Veterans Restoration Quarters, Steadfast House, Medical Ministry and Veteran Services of the Carolinas.

The Skills, Training, and Education Program (STEP) allows all food and nutrition service recipients (ages 18-59) the opportunity to take continuing education courses at A-B Tech at no cost. Tuition and fees, books, supplies, and testing are all covered by STEP.

STEP connects with clients on their individualized goals, and allows people on food assistance in Buncombe County to move towards the next level of their careers by paying all costs associated with client’s continuing education classes and by providing job search assistance through the STEP Career Resource Center.

Pisgah Legal Services seeks to pursue justice by providing legal assistance and advocacy to help low-income people in Western North Carolina meet their basic needs and improve their lives.

Homeward Bound of WNC is a nonprofit organization ending homelessness in Asheville and Buncombe County, North Carolina.
Housing First
The Homeward Bound community includes caring staff, volunteers, board members, and people experiencing or moving out of homelessness. We believe that housing is a human right and use the “Housing First” national best practice to end homelessness. We care about the most vulnerable among us and work every day to help them improve their lives.